Even since Washington wanted to do a rebrand, one name that keeps popping up as a fan favorite is the Red Wolves/RedWolves/Redwolves. I still think it can be a good name, but it also has one thing that all the other possibles names don't have: a back-up plan.
See the name Redwolves has two things going against it:
1.Arkansas State owns the Red Wolves name. Which means Washington needs to reach a shared agreement with them in order to use it without litigation.
2. Even though the animal the name comes from, the red wolf, exists, too many people think that the Red part is forced trying to cram a part of the Washington history not needed.
So in case we can't overcome either one of those, we can just make it the Washington Wolves.
With WSH "starting over" and looking for a "new cultural identity", the name fits with their mission. I have been working on the logo for over a month now trying to get it right.
And with the help of people on twitter as well as designers like UniMockups and Brandon Moore, I was able to achieve this snarling wolf!
This logo has gone through a lot of versions!
The main colors would be Burgundy and Gold, but the secondary colors really make the difference. The darker color is what I call Wolf Brown. A loose connection to the (Washington Football Team) past since that and the old gold are from the old days of Washington. But the biggest addition is the color blood orange (I call it the Nike color) which can be used the same way Seattle uses their bright green color.
When you add claw marks to the logo as well as make a blackout (night) version, it really gives it a punch!
And I also made a few secondary and alternate logo variations. The alternate logo is a simple one. The DC flag inside the pentagon, representing the military building. But the W is my biggest success. I was able to fit the Washington Monument in the W without using the whole monument like every other Ws have been.
As for the helmet, I think the burgundy W on a white helmet with claw mark stripes is a great way to fit as a simple helmet design like the old teams of GB, CHI, and NY.
And with the uniforms I wanted to add claw marks on the side, diagonally so it doesn't look like stretch marks (LOL) Here they are in Home, Away, Color Burst, and Blackout (Night)
Like a good designer, this might not be the final form. But I am glad at what I achieved!
Go Wolves of Washington!